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1820 Guest House in the Heart of Historic District

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 6 nights


The Old Commons Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Office, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-4)

Located in the heart of Beauforts National Historic Landmark District. This fully restored ca. 1820 guest house is part of a complex that includes ca. 1790 main house, green house and carriage house, all tucked into a fenced 1 acre parcel. The property has been the subject of numerous publications to include Traditional Home Magazine, Coastal Living, South Carolina Home and 2 episodes of House And Garden TV.

Sensitively restored, it has a full kitchen and bath. In addition to the single bedroom there is a loft with double futon. equiped with cable TV ,WIFI and IPHONE dock. Ideally located on a quiet side street you are only a five minute walk from downtown shopping, dining and waterfront park. I have a very friendly Golden Retriever and with the large fenced yard welcome well behaved pets.

Keywords: Cabin

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english


based on 32 traveler reviews

1820 Guest House in the Heart of Historic District
average rating of 4.875 based on 32 reviews

Charming Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Such a treat to stay in this historic carriage house! My three week stay with my two labs was delightful! Only a few blocks from popular Bay Street...but felt like I was miles away from Downtown! Nestled amongst Oak trees and lush manicured gardens this quaint cottage is THE place to stay when visiting Beaufort! Completely restored and decorated with fine antiques and southern charm, yet equipped with every modern amnenity you will need. Michael, the owner who resides on the property with his two golden retrievers could not have been more gracious! Thank you Michael for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, CA

Southern Charmer

  • 5 of 5

This fabulous little cottage in the heart of the historic district is a slice of heaven away from home. When you stay here you will feel as though you are living the life of luxury. Everything is close; so much to walk to and having a working kitchen is fantastic so you can take advantage of all the fresh seafood in the area as well as fresh produce from the farmers markets.

Michael is a wonderful and gracious host. If you stay here, look for the photo album that documents the relocation of the cottage and Michael's subsequent expansion and remodel of this cottage to the little beauty it is today.

Come prepared to sit back, relax and enjoy Beaufort hospitality at its best. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about our stay in this cottage. Mike and the dogs made our trip so wonderful. We enjoyed getting to know them as well as enjoying the town of Beaufort. We ran a 5k in Beaufort that weekend and spent days in Bluffton, Hilton Head, and even Charleston. This is a great place to stay as well as centrally located to many other wonderful towns. We walked to dinner at night when we didn't cook in the kitchen. I really miss Keegan and Tucker the two Golden Retrievers. We will come back!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, Az

Quintessential southern charmer

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay here in this cabin. It is perfectly located, clean, comfortable and relaxing. The grounds are spectacular and if you like sweet dogs, there are two that are the icing on the cake. The waterfront is an easy walk nearby and I was able to run along the water to curb the effects of all the good southern food in the area. The owner is extremely accommodating and laid back and just an all around nice guy. We will definitely be back and hope the cabin is available as this is a find and a keeper for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a enchanting wee little cottage in the Historic District of Beaufort. It is decorated in the period of 1820 and well done. The cottage is charming and the gardens beautiful and tranquil . The location makes it a easy walk

(7 minutes to down-town ) with nice little shops and river -side restaurants. Michael was a gracious host and made us feel at -ease and truly welcomed us to his home and gardens. Michael`s Golden Retriever Keegan was very friendly and happily shared his yard with our older Australian Shepherd.We are looking forward to next visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed.

  • 5 of 5

My wife recently retired and I have "downsized" from my work and needed a location to check out Beaufort for three weeks with our 9 month golden, Grace. The cottage, though small, was perfect size for us, and Grace enjoyed the freedom of the fenced yard and the attentions of Keegan, Michael's golden.

In the heart of the Historic District, several blocks to the waterfront and outdoor seating restaurants and shops was very walkable for Grace and ourselves.

As noted, Michael was very tolerant of Grace's "invasion" of the big house to search for Keegan and quite accommodating in pointing the way to various attractions. A shout out needs to go to Pam, the housekeeper as well. She was a great source of information and entertainment and friendliness.

Lovely grounds, Vicki came home with new concepts for our yard. Look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Old Commons Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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